On September 24, 2012, the Foundation for Contemporary Slovak Arts and Cyprián Majerník Gallery organized discussion about exhibition The Interrupted Song installed by the Slovak National Gallery. Exhibition, which presented the art of the so-called socialist realism from the years 1948 – 1956, provoked vivid public debate, full of criticism and controversial assessments.
IVO’s analysts Grigorij Mesežnikov and Oľga Gyarfášová presented their critical views about the main exhibition marketing buzz on IVO’s blog (articles Dobrý Stalin? and Is this exhibition really critical?).
The mentioned buzz was materialized in enormous statue of Jozef Stalin, installed on the public place in front of the SNG.
The round table discussion was chaired by historian and modern art expert Zuzana Bartošová. Richard Gregor, Peter Zajac, Jozef Jankovič (sculptor), Petra Hanáková (SNG employee), Fedor Blaščák (philosopher and historian) and others were among participants of the debate.
Participants: Grigorij Mesežnikov, Oľga Gyárfášová, Zuzana Bartošová and Peter Zajac